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I have a 8500 watt generator and making the customary

I have a 8500...

I have a 8500 watt generator and making the customary connection to my home master panel is not practical due to distance. There is a sub-panel much closer that powers the kitchen. The is an outside outlet connected to the sub panel. Can I make a safe connection via the outlet to supply power to the sub panel?

Contractor's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?

Hi Pearl: It hasn't been an issue as we have not had a power outage. I'm curious.

Contractor's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

There is no "work" aside from connection an extension cord from the generator to the outlet.

Contractor's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

I'm in Canada.

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This ia a little unorthodox but as long as you have a generator interlock installed on your main breaker you should be fine !

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
OK, thanks.

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You have to install that interlock for it to be safe and code compliant!

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